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California criminal behind 3-strikes law arrested
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Saturday, 08 March 2014 15:53

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The career criminal whose participation in a notorious murder spurred California's so-called three strikes law has been arrested again.

The Fresno Bee (http://tinyurl.com/q8uxce2 ) reported Saturday that 49-year-old Douglas Walker pleaded not guilty to corporal injury to a spouse, criminal threats and violation of probation. If convicted of the felonies, he faces a sentence of life in prison.

A Fresno County superior court judge on Friday ordered him held without bail. He was arrested Feb.26.

Walker's criminal history dates back to when he was charged with selling heroin when he was 13 years old.

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Oil slicks spotted in hunt for jet with 239 aboard
Written by CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press EILEEN NG, Associated Press   
Saturday, 08 March 2014 15:50

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks close to where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people had crashed.

The air force planes were part of a multinational search operation launched after Flight MH370 fell off radar screens less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday morning.

The oil slicks were spotted late Saturday off the southern tip of Vietnam and were each between 10 kilometers (6 miles) and 15 kilometers (9 miles) long, the Vietnamese government said in a statement. There was no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane, but the statement said they were consistent with the kinds that would be produced by the two fuel tanks of a crashed jetliner.

At a news conference in Beijing early Sunday, Ignatius Ong, CEO of Malaysia Airlines subsidiary Firefly airlines, said the plane's whereabouts were still unknown.

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Judge rejects Justice request on phone records
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Saturday, 08 March 2014 07:39

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a Justice Department request to keep telephone records collected by the National Security Agency beyond a five-year limit, saying that to do so would further infringe on the privacy interests of U.S. citizens.

The Justice Department says it must preserve the records in case they are needed as evidence in lawsuits against the government.

Reggie Walton, chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, noted in his ruling that none of the groups suing the government over the NSA's phone data program had asked for the records to be preserved.

The judge said that the phone data loses its foreign intelligence value after five years and that extending the period would increase the risk that information about U.S. citizens might be improperly used.


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Daylight saving time: Move clocks ahead one hour
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, 08 March 2014 07:42

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter has dragged on in much of the country, but here's a sign spring is close at hand: Daylight saving time arrives this weekend.

Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time.

You may lose an hour of sleep, but daylight saving time promises an extra hour of evening light for many months ahead.

It's also a good time to put new batteries in warning devices such as smoke detectors and hazard warning radios.

The time change is not observed by Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.

Daylight saving time ends Nov. 2.

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Judge: 'Unfair' to jail Sharper indefinitely
Written by ANTHONY McCARTNEY, Associated Press   
Saturday, 08 March 2014 07:24

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has been ordered held in jail without bail by a Los Angeles judge, who warned that she would have to free him soon if charges aren't filed against him in a similar case in Louisiana.

Friday's ruling was the latest development in several ongoing sexual assault investigations involving the 38-year-old Sharper in Louisiana, California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada.

He has been charged by Los Angeles prosecutors with seven rape and drug counts in connection with two alleged attacks in Hollywood. He pleaded not guilty and had been freed on $1 million bail, but was taken into custody again when New Orleans police issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with two more alleged rapes.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Renee Korn said it was unfair to hold Sharper "into perpetuity," and set a hearing for Thursday to give Louisiana prosecutors time to charge Sharper or for that state's governor to seek his return through another type of warrant.

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